M Tech (Aerodynamics and Propulsion)
SEMESTERI
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ME 501 
Advanced Engineering Mathematics 
3 
0 
0 
6 
ME 550 
Introduction to Aerospace Engineering 
3 
0 
0 
6 
ME 551 
Aerodynamics 
3 
0 
0 
6 
ME 502 
Engineering Computing Laboratory 
0 
0 
3 
3 
ME xxx 
Elective – I 
3 
0 
0 
6 
ME xxx 
Elective – II 
3 
0 
0 
6 

15 
0 
3 
33 
SEMESTERII
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ME 552 
Aircraft Propulsion 
3 
0 
0 
6 
ME 553 
Gas Dynamics 
3 
0 
0 
6 
ME 554 
Rocket Propulsion 
3 
0 
0 
6 
ME xxx 
Elective – III 
3 
0 
0 
6 
ME xxx 
Elective – IV 
3 
0 
0 
6 

15 
0 
0 
30 
SEMESTERIII
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ME 503 
Technical Writing 
1 
0 
2 
4 
ME 504 
Project Phase I 
0 
0 
20 
20 

1 
0 
22 
24 
SEMESTERIV
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ME 505 
Project Phase II 
0 
0 
24 
24 

0 
0 
24 
24 
ME 550 Introduction to Aerospace Engineering
History of flights; Anatomy of flight vehicles; Classification of aircraft and spacecraft; Atmosphere and flying weather; Airfoil and wing aerodynamics; Aerodynamic forces, lift and drag, high lift devices, Aircraft performance–takeoff and landing, cruising, climbing, gliding and turning flights, range and endurance, ceiling, flight envelope; Principles of stability and control; Aerospace propulsion systems; Elements of structures and materials; Airplanes of the future; Hypersonic vehicles; Basics of space flight; Indian aerospace scenario.
References
ME 551 Aerodynamics
Aerodynamic forces and moments; continuity, momentum and energy equations; Inviscid incompressible flow – incompressible flow in a low speed wind tunnel, source and doublet flows, nonlifting flow over a circular cylinder, KuttaJoukowski theorem; Incompressible flow over airfoils and finite wings – Kutta condition, Kelvin’s circulation theorem, BiotSavart law, Helmholtz vortex theorem, Prandtle’s classical lift ing line theory; Thin aerofoil theory; Three dimensional source and doublet; Equations of viscous flow; Laminar and turbulent boundary layers; Panel methods in aerodynamics, Unsteady incompressible potential flow  sudden acceleration of a flat plate; Unsteady motion of twodimensional thin airfoil.
References
ME 552 Aircraft Propulsion
Introduction to aircraft propulsive devices – pistonprop, turbojet, turboprop, turbofan, turboshaft and ramjet engines; Propfans/Unducted fan engines; Engine thrust and performance parameters, thermal, propulsive and overall efficiencies; Two and three spool configurations; Cycle analysis of ideal and real turbojet, turbofan, turboprop engines; Engine performance with varying speed and altitude; Methods of thrust augmentation; Modern aircraft engines, their architecture and performance parameters; Analysis of ramjet and scramjet engines; Engine components – Intakes, combustors, afterburners, and nozzles; Turbomachinery aerodynamics; Design and offdesign performance; Turbine cooling methods; Component matching; Environmental considerations; Blade design and cascade theory.
References
ME 553 Gas Dynamics
Concepts from thermodynamics; The basic equations of fluid motion; Onedimensional gas dynamics; Isentropic conditions, speed of sound, Mach number, area velocity relations, normal shock relations for a perfect gas, Fanno and Rayleigh flow, onedimensional wave motion, the shock tube; Waves in supersonic flow: oblique shock waves, supersonic flow over a wedge, Mach lines, piston analogy, supersonic compression by turning, supersonic expansion by turning, the PrandtlMeyer function, reflection and intersection of oblique shocks, Mach reflection, shock expansion theory, thin aerofoil theory; Flow in ducts and wind tunnels: area relation, nozzle flow, normal shock recovery, effects of second throat, wind tunnel pressure ratio, supersonic wind tunnels; Small perturbation theory; The method of characteristics; Methods of measurement; Elements of hypersonic flow
References
ME 554 Rocket Propulsion
Classification of rockets – chemical, electrical and nuclear; Applications of rockets in launch vehicles, spacecraft, and missiles; Criteria of performance – thrust, specific impulse, energy and efficiencies, characteristic velocity, effective exhaust velocity; Isentropic flow through nozzles, nozzle configurations, real nozzles; Flight performance of rocket vehicles; Trajectories and orbits; Solid rocket motors, doublebase and composite propellants, grain configurations, erosive burning; Liquid rocket engines, types of propellants; cryogenic and gelled propellants, injector design, gas pressure and turbopump feed systems, combustion instability; Heat transfer analysis; Thrust vector control; Hybrid rocket engines; Electrothermal, ion and magnetoplasma rockets; Rocket testing.
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